>The founding fathers envisioned the several and individual states would be an adequate obstacle to the rise of tyranny by the national, i.e. federal, government. It was their intent – with the right of individual citizens of the various states to bear arms and form militias – that the states would rise up and provide the security needed to fight any federal usurpation of power by national leaders. That, as we well know, has not been the case. The individual states, over the last several decades, have been bribed and or coerced into conceding power granted by the US Constitution to the states, under the tenth amendment, to the federal government. Therefore, we the people are left without state protection against federal despotism.
That leaves us no choice but to fall back to our “original right of self defense” as Alexander Hamilton stated in Federal Paper # 28.
If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government….
There is no doubt that our representatives have betrayed us. They pass laws against our best interest – the Patriot Act, which U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins has already ruled that the ban on providing “expert advice or assistance” is impermissibly vague, and in violation of the First and Fifth Amendments of the US Constitution; the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which eliminated the right of habeas corpus, established way back in 1215, to American citizens; Public Law 109-364, or the “John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, “allows the president to declare a “public emergency” and station troops anywhere in the United States and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to “suppress public disorder;” Most recently 404 members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1995 – called the ‘Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007,’ which legally allows the government to label any one of us, at their discretion, a terrorist – “a radicalized homegrown terrorist” – and arrested. And let’s not forget the Senate Judiciary Committee approved for appointment for the office of attorney general of the United States, the highest official in the land charged with prosecuting criminals, Michael B. Mukasey, a man who is not sure if the same “enhanced interrogation” technique used by the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia in the 1970s – water boarding – is torture or not.
What we the people now face in these United States is a federal government that can declare anyone of us citizens a “radical homegrown terrorist” or an “enemy combatant” or both on any pretext and imprison us here in the US or flown abroad, without a writ of habeas corpus, without our families knowing where we are or what happened to us. While imprisoned, we can be water boarded in Pol Pot fashion in order to extract confessions from us regarding our alleged terrorist activities or to “re-educate” us. Meanwhile, if enough of us protest and create a “public emergency” the president, at his sole discretion, can overrule the governors of the states of these United States and commandeer the National Guard, i.e. the militia, of those States and send them, along with federal military troops, including the mercenary outfit – Blackwater – to suppress any and all dissent in any state of the union
Folks, get out of denial. What we have in the here and now in the United States is dry kindling meticulously set for martial law and the imposition of despotism.
What recourse is left for us? Alexander Hamilton also addressed that critical issue in Federalist Paper # 28.
The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.
What Hamilton said in plain language was, when our representatives have betrayed us, we must rush tumultuously to arms, that is, without order, with an uproar, riotously, armed only with our weapons and our courage. That time has come. We must rush to arms to assert our original right of self-defense. Our way of life, our liberty is being threatened by domestic enemies, by our very own representatives, who have sold us out.
Come out of denial, stop with the self-delusion. Other than succumbing to slavery and tyranny, a rush to arms is our only and last option. Our representatives are not listening to our words. They need to be taught a history lesson, that this country was founded on the original right of self-defense.
Those of us who love liberty, aim to defend our liberty with weapons as is our right. And our duty.